Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
The St. Sebastiaan Dark is a dark, medium to heavy high fermented abbey beer that tastes both sweet and bitter on the tongue. This St. Sebastiaan has a strong, sweet aroma of caramel and malt and gives you a full taste in the mouth. It is re-fermented on the jug and on the bottle by the brewery. The result is a nice, clear beer with a wonderful aroma and, for those who love it, a nice touch of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne, cheers Shane. Dark brown beer with large head. Aroma of roast malts and some dark fruit. Taste is dark malts, a little caramel, sugar candy sand brown bread. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1549) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2016
Small offwhite frothy creamy head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Black flat thick body. Aroma: vodka, moderate roasted malt, light coffee, dried fruits. Initial flavor: light sweet (plum, malt). Final flavor: very light bitter and light sweet;average duration. Palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish. Metalized mouthfeel appears as flaw. Tastes like dried fruits. Less sweet than other Dubbels. Malty backbone. Very light astringency arises with the increase of temperature, reminding of fresh plums. Very tasty, but lacks elements of the style. 110s uusd15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6370) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours clear, very dark, caramel brown. Small white head. Smell is bit sweet, rather simple. Taste is metallic ( very, very metallic ! ) bit sweet. some caramel tones. Tastewise, this is OK. Simple brown ale. Appart from the metallicness, that is. But again, AGAIN, this has such a big amount of carbonation, it simply repels me. I’d still drink this, after swirling this, it does turn better, but I simply do not understand why so many belgian brewers put so damn much carbo in their beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle bought at Dranken Hinderdael in Temse. Pours dark brown to black with a medium beige head. medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Nose: raisin, dried fruits, caramel, sugar, roasted malts, banana, vanilla and floral. Taste: starts with some notes of port and a alcoholic feeling in my throath. followed by foral and coffee notes. together with caramel, vanilla and dried fruits and a creamy feeling. Finish is medium dry bitter with some dusty notes.
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2015 Total Score: 3
Bottle bought at Schaliënhuis Prik en Tik in Temse. Pous dark brown with a big creamy beige head. Well carbonation. Nose: caramel, roasted malts, floral perfumed. Taste: bit watery in the beginning, afterwards: roasted malts with floral touches. Finishing is bit watery with floral and coffee notes and a medium bitterness that sticks in the aftertaste. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3902) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from Leamington wine, Leamington. Deep brown colour with a foMy off white head. Aroma is yeasty fruit and slight spice. Taste is well balanced bitter sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2512) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2015
Donker bruin cola achtig bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, mout, kruidig, hoppig. Smaakt drop, laurier, vrij dun, mout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2690) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2015
Chocolade bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoetig, mout, herfstfruit, chocolade. Smaakt vanille, herfstfruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (2497) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2015
Botella 50 cl en la antigua internacional Oviedo. Tomada en 2000. Lote D. f cons pref 06-2002. Con buenos recuerdos. buena belga.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10446) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, spice, some dark fruits. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, nuts, spice, dark fruits, raisin. Medium body, lively carbonation, light sweet finish. 140515

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12038) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
75 cl. bottle at KØ15. Clear dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, fruit, yeast and spice.

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